SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Klondike Pizza in Santa Maria raised over $5,000 to support Santa Barbara Humane through a month-long fundraising campaign in March.
The restaurant, owned by Mike and Pam Dennis, is Alaskan-themed and holds the campaign each March to coincide with Alaska’s famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Their two locations invite visitors to donate and buy a “paw” in support of a local animal welfare organization, said Marissa Miller, spokeswoman for Santa Barbara Humane.
This year, customers were also able to vote for their favorite pets with a Santa Barbara Humane character pin-up card that was displayed in the restaurant. The restaurant raised a record-breaking $5,126 in this year’s fundraiser – which is more than double the amount raised in 2020, Miller said.